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>> i know it's not as money as going fast through the tunnel but it has helped commuters times when we can envacation day with our service rail. they have dropped off passengers and not getting hung up with red lights and things like that. so that's the part that i always find fascinating. >> great opportunity. great opportunity. >> thank you, john. >> now that concludes that report. >> you do have a member of the public, david sultell. he's the only one that wants to speak on this item. >> david patell. i did meet with him yesterday to discuss this. i see some concerns about this proposal. first it's this black of operates as we heard with the
overtime reporter just now. we are down in terms of operators and putting this service out there if it's supposed to be prioritized. will be an increase in use. the $1.8 million is not in the budget. i question what sort of funds this is coming from. and if this also is a trade-off against other things that are not in the budget. the way this bus system is designed there is a limited market and it's therefore limited benefit and i question what the goal is here success. and i heard the question, gefting a monthly report. but i wonder what would be provided if one will be pro
invited. this long line on the end from cal tran to the beach at slightly lower levels like every 10 minutes and layering off a short line from embarcadero to 19th avenue. but that it is not going to 19. that could be done in my calculation with the same amount of equipment and operators. she would increase capacity in that core so that people that they will look at this. thank. -- thanks. >> is there any other member who wishes to address the pa
nel? >> one of the recommendations for increased service in the tunnel is to consolidate surface lines. i think this is a traditional m.t.a. copout because the consolidation of traffic stops on the service has not resulted in an increase speed of service. this has been done over the last 25 years with no beneficial reports. now, you've got to think of something better. and i have a solution. that means more cars, more drivers. tham will -- that will increase the speed. it's a simple as that. there's one positive aspect.
everyone will be home. thank you. >> hi, john hrks aans, stran yellow cab. whatever you're doing on market street, it's very helpful. the traffic is in my opinion noticeably more flow by so making the -- flowy so making the private vehicles turn right. whatever plans you have further tore make market street developing, i hope it just continues to improve foot traffic, pedestrian traffic, bicycle, public transportation. thank you. >> seeing no one else, directors, we'll move on to your agenda. item 8. mr. murphy is not here today.
item 9 it's not on today's calendar. you have several members of the public who wish to thards matter including christopher full kerson. and peter webb. >> thank you, directors. i want to thank you for your roll today. i have noticed that you voted in favor of identically what i proposed at the beginning of the town hall meeting. there was five meetings of a round-up that we were on the same page if you were both in favor of a meter increase. that would be something that i don't ask for.
i'd liking to say that your -- if i were to be wrong that they're ever relevant or make sense, do i not believe that i'm wrong. i'd like to appeal to you especially to director ford to reconsider developing the o.t.a. that's the open task. ray side from the good will, you'll be ability to ghons strait by receiving 4% of the money. the o.t.a. will receive many problems that have never been solved by releasing more medallions. open taxi accent will encourage the people. it will reduce the log jam at conventional dispatch. several things fall into place very nicely and that's should
be the very next item of business, not more cast. basically you're finding a political solution to a business problem. another business solution, drivers have an optional guaranteed speed to be determined to be figured out later. thank you. >> mark gruber, followed by peter witt and then sam ariem. >> i wanted to address the suggestion of a gate increase which came up during the previous conversation but it was not on your agenda. i jus would like to point out that the bone that was thrown was a token 25 cents on the
meter which was the only thing that he gotten in the past plus years. of that $12 $1:50 was because cab companies were supposed to be hybrids. -- of that $1.50, was because cab companies were used to be hybrids. so that $7:50 brings them in $15,000 to $20,000. it pays more for the vehicle himself in. now they have that mel on the credit cards saving them millions of dollars more a year. we're not even talk about all
of the other and pushing fives, 10s, make sure they're not going to be discriminated against. do cab companies need a gate increase? >> i would say no. but the other thing that hasn't been done here and i don't think it's going to be done, has anybody looked at their books? this used to be a requirement. they use stoud have to do this on -- used that to what what they're pooks look like. if you want to confirm drivers so they don't count in your eyes, go ahead with the peter increase. >> sam here? basham joe,.
>> mr. moment -- mohammed. humberto castro. hold on. i'mgoing going to move down. think most of these gentlemen have letter. >> herbert winer, former, as for consolidating traffic stops, it's meaning less and service. a surface. they're going to have to walk to catch that bus. it's nobody and there's extra loathing time because you have more people. the other thing i noted in the newspaper for collective
bargaining negotiations, the mta hired a public relations man and. i consider that. that money could have been used for buses. it could have been used for mainness. the other thing i want to focus on is the resuscitation of the transited sector from this rodget. -- project. m.t.a.'s personnel screens information and the report may been accurate. something from the group should share with the group. that would not inhibit the
12 hours a day it is not harlemful. some are the choice of the m.t.a. board. you should ask that board if they saw that movie. someone with julia roberts, erin brockovich. >> i've you had small peters. how did you feel when they said we're going to put a smart meet ner their home? you don't feel uneasy about it. and how you would feel going to work each day wondering if my work is toxic. hybrids are a -- they're eight times the level of an average commuter mind. high e.m.s. 52% than that.
thont tonight it's brain follow is this good for the public? you need to have a moratorium that they're puting on this cab. in testing i'm told by the director ayisher -- it's your responsible to show us that these cats are not harmful. we also need to -- i think it's -- advised drivers and passengers that you should never ever use a cell phone in a car or taxi unless it's an energy. -- emergency. >> ken cue blenser, -- i'm a
driver for the driving ed. i can certainly understand that the issue of part of the increase at the drop needs be clarified. it'ses two it's two issues. ahead of the that's a very complex separate issue. >> i've been paying a fuel surcharge for a couple of years ago now. they had higher expenses. i think that increase -- the gate increase might warned.
i think that's ea -- what we work together. they help all sorts of issues. people brought up radiation. i don't know about that. they're in a steel case with relatively sharp corners. back street passengers do knot have to wear seat brelts or -- seatbelts. the issue on that as far as safety issues. there's never been a fee to the driver for doing it. are you throwing your months out of regular lation. tham they a-- they will not pay for the credit card feed because it goes against
merchant agreement. they cannot pay surcharges. >> thrrps volumes and volumes of ticts issuesed i along with the mark dero. -- embarcadero. we get things for $1,000 ticket just for i'm like to say that a few weeks ago i dropped someone off. they wanted to go to the fairytale league. i drooped them off on the other side. and i'm nervous about getting a ticket for it. i saw something absolutely
extraordinary. i mean, i thought that was just excellent. i pulled over into a bike lane and a guy in an operation jacket. he weighed me down. heap the people get the cab afmento. and i just thought that was ex-lend. is and i have to ask myself, is this the wonderful work of the n.t.a.? if it's not and that's just something that happened all by itself. i would like to bring the a.t.n.'s relationship. that's a relation with people who want to cash cabs in those areas. it's dye day and night between having p.c.o.'s out there, waiting for them. already -- that was just
excellent. and that is the right way to do it. thanks. >> david pilpal. in terms of the 20 tunnel, the p.c.c. cards were not the originals. just so that you're aware of that. those c.c.c.'s came later. different size and consideration. also with regard to overtime, i want to make clear that some overtime are used with people on their day off is ok. it's the fact of one way to go. now it's unscheduled over time. requires unhiring and training above because we aren't at that level.
that requires ongoing coordination between coordination and the transit division. ultimately i think that operations training which is not as i understand that are mr. mason really ought to be mouffed from the hailey transition. it's very odd for the transit operation system under the operation system. i would edge consider for you to we. we couldn't have a better training system by moving it that way. thank you very much. >> good evening, directors. as i look to the future plan, meetings and an x ray bill.
one of our requests are separate that, june 6, and june 8. would show be only for the people. so the people that are coming there they're not jumping on each other's subject and they will not be concluding in the less possible time. which item would you like to put first and the item second. the second thing is about the council. it was designed in such a way as she intended to have the cap on valued holders. so it was designed in the way that nine people in the capital of the number nine.
here comes three people who are are waiting. but as you come close to 1 or 200 numbers. the rest of the three drivers were taken from shadow. they don't care about your job, or what you're doing. like if i'm facing you, i'm happy because i know all of you are individuals. you have certain whether to be. and you're not going to fall into any traps. >> thank you very much. >> haans to kim. and those are the last two. >> good afternoon, again, directors, i want to take this
opportunity to talk about several different issues. and i want you to contain information on taxi matters. when we talk about fundamental problems with the tree is the one. 90% of all the taxicab neighborhood work. so in other words, half our fleet does not serve the neighborhood calls. and we have to use. rougherly 793, and half of them do not seven is any. second operation, since i have been involved, i have not seen as much as i've seen today efment i will tell you that on
a daily basis where i i love in if witch month district, i see vehicles that are pabed -- pained for you to look at. now we're lucky that we haven't had any service incidents yet. this is something that has to be addressed meety. second, i cannot meet -- i'm sorry, third. i can no meet the demand of our done -- company. we had to turn away. that's the same as. lastly, i would support a plan that is currently shelfed. it's called o.j. open taxi access. this allows them to have
complete knowledge for what the taxicab in san francisco. >> the last person's who turn it is to speak. >> barry cargo, p of the san francisco cab driver's association and i'm a member of the tax advisory council. >> i'd like to first of all, clarify that if you're going to name all these things with the meter increase and the tay times. i'm talking about surcharges, medallions because that's the whole larger discussion that includes with visiting the dispatch problems. i think there's a problem. i would like to support the tax. and also as the taxi problems, there are no citizens on the tax advisory council. i heard bruce oaka said
earlier. it's -- it needs to be the discussion of the council needs be revisited. it is a little waited on the side of company owners and stockholders. and maybe there are are some other problems. i think it's another forum for you guys to hear from people who know the taxi industry, not somebody who's guessing. you're never going to go a representative of all taxi drivers or all public citizens. you can just do the best you can. as far as illegal a relative of mine was asking me why do they have $135. someone put him in a cab which
turned time-out be an illegal cab. he got tipped on top of that. even though there is not a robly, they're being robbed by this illegal cost. there may be other people who wish to address the sport. >> excuse me for my attire but i'm ripping and running through the halls which i call silly hall. y'all may not know me. i'm h. washington. i respect the only african-american news representation in city hall and have been for a number of years. i've been monitoring many activities here, redevelopment, housing and authority simply
because i've been requested to work with some of the muni drivers or talk to them. i've also been requesting to meet with mr. ford for five years. i'm not blaming mr. ford. i'm blaming his staff members because i am the only african-american media person here. and yes, i do want our african-americans to hear what comes from this man. i think he's doing a wonderful job. but yet, by his staff or whom ever having a disconnect for me to have the opportunity to interview, to talk to this man. i think it's really disingenuous of his staff. so i'm not here to basher mr. forbes but i am here to request an opportunity to talk to mr. ford to give his interpretation and what he plans to do.
we do have a lot of african-americans that are drives,. we want to tell you our story. but yet i want to sit down with mr. ford first. get his i'd. -- forgive me for my attire. i would like people to hear your story. this is ace and i'm on the case. >> i know it's kind of hard -- >> could you state your name? >> walter paulson. >> ♪ they really want to meet you mr. ford want to meet you mr. ford and it takes